A loan of $1,175 helped to buy a taxi.


Maximo's story

Máximo is 23, and though he is not yet married, he hopes one day to meet his ideal mate and have a thriving family. He owns a house made of wood. He is enthusiastic about his profession, driving a rented station wagon in which he offers service to various rural areas around his neighborhood. In the two years he has been working at this job, he has gained a lot of experience. During the rainy season, however, he can't reach these areas because the roads are not paved. He acknowledges that being young and independent means taking advantage of your ability to work; therefore, he wishes to buy a smaller vehicle for hire. He aspires to own a car to transport passengers, a dream he is working toward that will provide stable income. He is applying for a loan of 3,000 nuevos soles to buy a taxi for hire that will generate more income. In the long term, he wants to buy an automobile.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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